A component of Coloring the Gem City will be the mapping of the demographics of Dayton from 1940-2010, based on 70 years of decennial census summaries. These maps will serve as primary research tools to guide further investigation.
Here are the maps for 2000 and 2010.
Density Dot Map of Census Data for Household by Race, U.S. Census 2000-2010
(Version 1, August 31, 2015)
1 pink dot= 1 member of a black household
1 greenish-blue dot= 1 member of a white household
1 bright green dot= 1 member of a mixed race household
1 red dot= 1 member of an asian household
1 brown dot= 1 member of a household which listed other/native american under racial category on census
US Census Summary Files, Block-level data for Montgomery Co., OH
Census block-level data was merged with block-level shapefiles for Montgomery Co. to produce a demographic density dot map. Each block has an even distribution of dots. The dots are not linked to specific geolocations. Please contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
Software: ArcGIS, ArcMap, Microsoft Excel
Model adapted from that of the Racial Dot Map, produced by The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at University of Virginia.
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